Nick Anderman, a near-relative — my daughter's boyfriend — is with three other friends adventuring through India in a fundraising race via underpowered ricksaw, which, as this writer for the Atlantic points out this month, is pretty much the ultimate journey-not-destination.
Nick and his pals are avoiding the big cities because they're impossible to cross in a reasonable amount of time. We hear it takes two days to cross Mumbai in a rickshaw, at least for a Westerner.
Here's a photo of the route through India, with an appropriate notation, and a brief explanation of Nick's teams', um, method:
As they say in Hollywood, you gotta love it.